Determining The Severity Of Your Spinal Cord Injury In Washington D.C.

Have you ever injured your back or neck in an accident or fall? If you have, you are one of hundreds of people who each year suffer a back– or neck-related injury in Washington D.C. Although most of these injuries are minor, some result in traumatic spinal cord damage and paralysis. Therefore, even if you don’t believe you seriously damaged your spine, determining the severity of your injury should never be taken lightly.

When the spinal cord is bruised, cut, compressed, or crushed in an accident, your brain can no longer communicate with the nerves that control your body. This paralysis can be temporary as a result of swelling around the spinal cord or if the injury is severe enough, it could lead to permanent paralysis.

Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries

If you experience any of the following symptoms after a back, neck, or spine accident, you need to seek immediate medical attention to assess the severity of the injury.

  • Spasms
  • Increased Pain
  • Numbness
  • Loss of Bowel or Bladder Control
  • Sensory Deprivation
  • Weakness in Limbs
  • Paralysis

Contact a Fairfax Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today

If you’re diagnosed with a traumatic spinal cord injury, you’ll most likely require physical therapy, possible surgery, and additional healthcare measures. The Washington D.C. spinal cord injury lawyers at Shevlin Smith realize how scary, confusing and overwhelming an injury such as this can be, especially if it was caused by a third party. Therefore, we are happy to offer free consultations to discuss your legal options. Let us help you by calling us at (703) 721-4233.


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